Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989, American
Actress

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967, American
Actress, Director
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972, American
Actress
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress
Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Jennifer Siebel NewsomJennifer Siebel Newsom
19 June 1974, American
Filmmaker

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971, American
Director

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948, American
Actress and film director

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964, American
Actress
Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944, American
Actress

Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974, Canadian, South African
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979, American
Actress

Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
08 December 1964, American
Actress
Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983, French
Actress, Director

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress

Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
15 March 1992, American
Actress

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress
Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
26 May 1956, American
Actress, Director

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966, French
Actress, Screenwriter, Director
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971, American
Actress

Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
31 August 1994, Australian
Actress
Mary Stuart MastersonMary Stuart Masterson
28 June 1966, American
Actress, Director

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Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress

Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959, Cuban, American
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 
Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
15 September 1962, American
Director, Actress
Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
01 June 1977, American
Actress

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
09 July 1987, American
Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress

Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
25 March 1960, American
Actress
Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962, Canadian
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
26 February 1935, American
Director

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress

Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
05 July 1929, American
Actress

Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
01 October 1978, American
Actress
Julie WarnerJulie Warner
09 February 1965, American
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American
Actress

Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
1975 AD, American
Director

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972, British
Actress
Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
25 January 1958, American
Actress

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968, Italian, American
Film Director
Jocelyn TowneJocelyn Towne
30 June 1976, American
Actress

Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
03 August 1978, American
Actress

Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
11 October 1970, American
Actress

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976, Chinese
Actress

Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948, Indian
Theater Artist
Lauren TewesLauren Tewes
26 October 1953, American
Actress

Mika BooremMika Boorem
18 August 1987, American
Actress

Robin WeigertRobin Weigert
07 July 1969, American
Actress

Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
10 October 1977, American
Actress
Donna PescowDonna Pescow
24 March 1954, American
Actress

Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress
Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
26 December 1968, American
Actress

Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American
Actress

Beth GrantBeth Grant
18 September 1949, American
Actress
Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967, British
Actress

Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
24 October 1981, American
Actress
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979, Canadian
Actress

Stella AdlerStella Adler
10 February 1901, American
American Actress & Acting Teacher
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965, Canadian
Actress

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter
Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress

Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973, American
Actress

Milena GovichMilena Govich
29 October 1976, American
Actress

Shira PivenShira Piven
08 October 1961, American
Director
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
09 August 1972, American
Actress
Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985, French
Actress

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
 , American
Film Director

Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 , Indian
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor
Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
08 June 1975, American
Actress, Director

Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968, French, American
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress

Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982, Chinese, American
Film Director
Alex MartiniAlex Martini
14 April 1990, American
Assistant Director

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress
Gillian Leigh AndersonGillian Anderson
09 August 1968, American
Actress

Neena GuptaNeena Gupta
04 July 1959, Indian
Actress
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
15 October 1943, American
Actress
Pamela AdlonPamela Adlon
09 July 1966, American
Actress